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Tomás Torrejon y Velasco
1644 - 1728
Spain
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T. Torrejon y Velasco
Tomás Torrejon y Velasco (21/12/1644 - 23/04/1728), a Spanish composer. Born in Villarobledo, he grew up in Fuencarral, and entered the service of the Count of lemos in 1658 as a page. He probably travelled with the Count to Naples In 1662 through 1663, returning to madrid in 1664. The Count was named viceroy of Peru in 1667, and Tomas, by now gentilhomme de chambre, followed him overseas. He served as captain of the Viceroy's armory through 1672, then as a law officer in the province of Chapoyas in the north of Peru. When he was finally appointed to a usical post, it was one of the most important in South America: on January 1, 1676, he was appointed choirmaster of Lima cathedral, succeeding Juan de Araujo. Thereafter, until his death in 1728, a series ofworks testified to his rôle as the most-favored composer of the Viceregal court, execpt for a period between 1707 and 1720, when he seems to have been eclipsed by Roque Ceruti.
Invitatorio de difuntos
Period:Baroque
Composed in:1701?
Text/libretto:Spanish
In memory of:Charles II ?
Label(s):K617 070/4
K617025
This Invitatorio might be performed at the funeral of Spanish king Charles II (1661 - 1700), the so-called bewitched king, on June 26th 1701.
Source:http://www.hoasm.org/VIIH/Torrejon.html
Contributor:Arye Kendi
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king Charles II
(dedicatee?)